In my role as an across school COL's teacher, I am always looking for opportunities to meet with my colleagues in our primary schools to see how we can support each other in our inquiries. Recently I was invited by Elfrida Raj, DP at Glenbrae Primary School to attend one of their staff PLD sessions held in their staffroom. One of the key areas of focus for Glenbrae, is raising the achievement of their learners in writing.
|Glenbrae Primary is focussing on Writing.|
The particular session I attended focussed on peer and teacher feedback and how effective feedback can support a child's writing. Mary Wooton asked staff to think strengths, surprises and challenges with regards to how students' provided peer feedback and it was interesting to hear how brutally honest students were on each others work!.
|Mary Wooton's PLD reflecting on Feedback.|
|Teachers collaborating to decide which feedback could be the most effective.|
(Here is Elfrida's blog posts which give more insight into the Glenbrae Primary writing journey)